From Garrison Keillor:
“A Christmas Blizzard is the story of James Sparrow who dreads the holiday and the poignant memories it dredges up and who longs to spend December in Hawaii. But his wife adores Christmas and cannot bear to miss it. A phone call from cousin Liz in James's hometown of Looseleaf, N.D. — his uncle Earl is dying — brings James out of the doldrums and he flies to Looseleaf just in time to be snowed in by a major blizzard. There is a ghost, a wise man of San Francisco, a genial uncle, an undercover FBI agent, a steamy sauna scene, and the singing of Christmas carols. And several feet of snow.”
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A Christmas Blizzard reviews
Keillor offers up a mystical homecoming
(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Keillor unwraps new holiday book, 'A Christmas Blizzard'
(St. Paul Pioneer Press)
"...a Christmas tale that makes Dickens seem unimaginative by comparison."
(John Grooms, charlotte.creativeloafing.com)
'A Christmas Blizzard' and more
(The Miami Herald)
'Blizzard' is classic quirky Garrison Keillor
"A perfect fireside, feel-good read no matter where you live."
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Review: A Christmas Blizzard
(Carole Turner, bookreporter.com)
"Keillor's wry humor crackles throughout."
(Dayton Daily News)
All I want for Christmas is nice holiday reading
(The Indianapolis Star)
Keillor evokes Dickens in ‘A Christmas Blizzard’
(The Buffalo News)
“...perfect for curling up by the fireplace.”
(The Columbus Dispatch)
Pub. Date: November 3, 2009
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5 hours on 5 CDs, unabridged & read by Garrison Keillor with music by Richard Dworsky.
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